While presiding over the Uganda People’s Defense Forces Tarehe Sita celebrations today at Malukhu grounds in Mbale City, Museveni ordered that the bodaboda sector also operates normally starting February 7, 2022.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has lifted the curfew
restrictions imposed on the bodaboda sector. The order has been issued
starting February 7, at 6 p.m.
In his address on December 31, 2021, President Museveni reopened
the economy from the two-year lockdown but bodaboda remained operating between
5 am to 7 pm.
But while presiding over the Uganda People’s Defense Forces
Tarehe Sita celebrations today at Malukhu grounds in Mbale City, Museveni
ordered that the boda-boda sector also operates normally starting February
The Tarehe Sita celebrations were under the theme “retracing the roots of the people’s
struggle for peace and security for modern Uganda”.
Museveni said that he is aware that many bodaboda riders are
criminals, but added that he will handle them using different measures like introducing
digital monitors that will help in tracking motorcycles..
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The President also used the same celebrations to reiterate his bid
in restoring the wetlands where he said that government will not use force to
get people out of the swamps. He said that he will find time and come back in the region to
teach people on fish farming which he said is better than rice farming.
Museveni appealed to people to go into fish farming which he said
will enable them get a lot of money, but also allow the swamps to be restored
with water and grass which can be used for irrigation and mulching.
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Vincent Ssempijja, the Minister of Defense and Veteran
Affairs said that they are emphasizing the training of the UPDF Engineering Brigade
to track the development of the National projects.
He said the activities that the UPDF has been able to carry
out in Bugisu and Sebei regions have received overwhelming support from the
masses and are good examples of a milestone that the country must be proud of.
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General Wilson Mbadi, Chief of Defense Forces said that house number 49 which
belonged to the late Maumbe Mukhwana is where the UPDF journey started from. He said the UPDF has Effectively supported the civil
authority in an emergency situation and continuously kept our relationship with
The effect of COVID-19 withstanding, the entire country is
experiencing peace from time to time and supporting regional peace in the
spirit of Pan-Africanism.
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Brigadier Henry Matsiko, the Chief Political Commissar, said
the Tarehe Sita celebrations started on January 27 2022. The engineers
work started in December 2021 and they put up 23 projects in the region. Most of
the projects were completed and handed over.
He noted that in Mbale City, the engineering Brigade
constructed 2 classroom blocks at Mooni Primary school in one month a similar structure
at Bumayooka primary school in Bududa and construction of a neonatal ward at
Kapchorwa hospital and in Sironko, there was the rehabilitation of a footbridge
connecting Budadiri West and East among others.